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Vash01
01-25-2012, 06:39 AM
I am surprised that Girl with the dragon tattoo did not get a BP nomination, even though it got so many others. Still, 9 BP nominations is pretty good- so much better than the 5 nominees in the past.

VIETgrlTerifa
01-25-2012, 06:53 AM
I'm mixed. I like more than 5 because it sort of shows the spectrum of the year in film, but I also liked the exclusitivity of having 5.

pollyanna
01-25-2012, 02:30 PM
I do think Bridesmaids should have gotten a Best Picture nomination. a Best Drama award and rarely goes to anything else.
I love ya, B, but just no. IMHO, Bridesmaids was like one long (over long) SNL skit, full of sophomoric potty/sex humor. That one-upmanship engagement party scene went on for at least 58 hours too long. And even my teenage son was like WTF? over the whole bridal salon scene. I'm still :confused: over Wiig getting a screenplay nomination. Again, JMHO.

Beefcake
01-25-2012, 03:40 PM
Got to agree w/pollyanna. People (not Brian, of course! :P) are going to laugh at themselves, a couple years down the road, when they catch Bridesmaids on cable, and see how clumsy it really is.

Deft, smart comedies like "A Fish Called Wanda", "The Office", and "Best in Show" were IMEO definitely wuzrobbed in the past of a Best Picture nominations (I'd even add "Beetlejuice" to that list). "Bridesmaids", eh, it's being far over-praised due to its "girls can be gross too" gimmick. The screenplay nom is :rofl: ... OMG.

pat c
01-25-2012, 05:29 PM
Michael Caine in Miss Congeniality was brilliant. I can watch him do his lines from that movie over and over again. half masticated cow..........and then there is that..........truly great comedic delivery.

MC and Maggie Smith in California Suite (Maggie Smith won for that) were good in that one.

There have been great comedies through the years that have been overlooked. Maybe Bridesmaids got nominated for that?

I haven't seen it, so I'm just rambling......:)

Bostonfan
01-25-2012, 05:42 PM
I love ya, B, but just no. IMHO, Bridesmaids was like one long (over long) SNL skit, full of sophomoric potty/sex humor. That one-upmanship engagement party scene went on for at least 58 hours too long. And even my teenage son was like WTF? over the whole bridal salon scene. I'm still :confused: over Wiig getting a screenplay nomination. Again, JMHO.

THANK YOU! I thought I was the only one who didn't get the hype over this movie. I enjoyed it, but have no desire to repeat the viewings and don't get all the crazy love for it. I'm 100% behind the Melissa McCarthy love, as I've been a fan of hers since Gilmore Girls. But the movie itself is killed by the star/writer - Wiig. She was TOO pathetic and unlikeable. I couldn't root for her at all. And that scene at the engagement party drove me crazy too.

orbitz
01-25-2012, 06:26 PM
A Pixar animated film is not nominated this year when one has been nominated every year that Pixar released a film. I'm sure they're determined to get back on track with their next film. Poor Cars2 ... although the executives can be happy that it did big b.o. business.

Ziggy
01-25-2012, 10:33 PM
I do think Bridesmaids should have gotten a Best Picture nomination. Now that there are more than 5 possible nominations, I see no reason to not give one nomination to the best comedy of the year.

Uhmmm because it's retarded and full of toilet humour? :P

Rex
01-26-2012, 01:14 AM
The 'net is ablaze with anti-Brad Pitt snark and the fact that he got an Oscar nod and Michael Fassbender didn't. Hollywood is so afraid of sex sometimes.

VIETgrlTerifa
01-26-2012, 01:25 AM
They should blame critics as well as Brad Pitt has been heavily rewarded by critic circles. People are just bitter.

BigB08822
01-26-2012, 03:03 AM
Fassbender knew the risks of working on an NC-17 film. Clearly we have a long way to go before NC-17 type of films can go mainstream. This is just another example.

Cyn
01-26-2012, 06:44 AM
I was thrilled to see "Paradise Lost 3" in the Documentary list -- would love to see Berlinger and Sinofsky win.

Same here. I know a lot of people on FSU are pulling for Pina, but the case of the West Memphis Three has been a major cause with Hollywood involvement, Johnny Depp and Peter Jackson being two of their major supporters.

The case itself, starting back in 1993 when the murders took place, is both riveting and fascinating, as well as infuriating WRT how the local LE handled (or mis-handled) the case and the DA railroaded Damian Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jesse Misskelley. This final installment of the Paradise Lost movies is the final chapter of righting one of the absolute grossest miscarriages of justice in US history, and IMO it's deserving of every accolade possible.

olympic
01-26-2012, 03:56 PM
I'm upset that 'We Were Here' was not nominated for Best Documentary. It achieved a perfect 100% critics' score on Rotten Tomatoes:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/we_were_here_voices_from_the_aids_years_in_san_fra ncisco/

I'm warming less and less to the Academy Awards this year :blah:

Beefcake
01-26-2012, 04:06 PM
They should blame critics as well as Brad Pitt has been heavily rewarded by critic circles. People are just bitter.
Leave Britney Brad alone! Brad was excellent in Moneyball.

Meanwhile, George Clooney was - as he is in every movie* - George Clooney in The Descendants. I'd say that the Clooney mystique and that NC-17 rating was what wuzrobbed Fassbender.

*Best/only instance of disappearing into a character by Clooney was his submlime Up in the Air performance

Jimena
01-26-2012, 04:23 PM
*Best/only instance of disappearing into a character by Clooney was his submlime Up in the Air performance

I agree. I never really liked Clooney because I thought he played himself but he was fabulous in Up in The Air. I was torn between him and Colin Firth as my favorite in the Oscars that year.

I thought he was also good in O Brother, Where Art Thou?